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Civil War Backers Agree to Withdraw

November 09, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

African states supporting the warring parties in Congo's civil war have agreed to withdraw their troops in favor of a peacekeeping force organized by the Organization of African Unity, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said. The force's priority will be to disarm Rwandan rebels, Museveni said in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The war began in August 1998 when rebels took up arms in eastern Congo to oust President Laurent Kabila.

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